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Who: EVERYONE + Returnees
What: Day 3.2 of the Invasion!
Where: UP INTO THE SKY AND BEYOND
When: ICLy: The 1st of May! OOCly: May 16th to May 21st!
Warnings: Please warn in your subject line if anything that deserves a warning occurs; this includes R-rated things as well as things worthy of a content warning/trigger warning.

The Central info post



Description: People will get to space either with a spaceship flown by one of the characters who were clued in by Badri (though they can of course pass their knowledge on further) OR by their own means - magical girls who are space compatible, someone's own starship, mechas, etc.

They will get to a place where they will encounter more enemies, so combat types must come along - but they are not the ones who will define how this turns out. Those who will define how this turns out are others. A number of other abilities need to be combined, and a number of people that may have combat powers but don't have to must combine their forces here:
- Any characters dare to talk to the Enemy peacefully and alone, though children, animals (or people with animal companions) or grandparent types have a bonus. Important is that these characters are not initially aggressive or condescending towards the Enemy.
- The Cures with their purification powers, and any character with similar powers.
- People who belong to one of the following groups and will tell of their "field": Gardeners or people who otherwise have a strong connection to earth and nature/environmentalists; artists (especially musicians); religious persons with an inclusive approach; people who feel a strong, healthy and friendly love for another person, be it romantic or otherwise.

What this day is for: Invading the aliens' home base. Everything else that happens on Day 3 should take place in the Day 3.1 post.


How this works:
- Day 3.2 continues what happened in Day 3.1 and the days before and includes the counterinvasion. If you have any questions, please as them here!
- There will be toplevels on this post for encounters with The Boy and for general alien territory exploration. Please start your own threads freely in reply to those toplevels or to the post, if your thread doesn't fit any toplevel! Please format the subject line like this: "Location(s)/Network | ota/closed/etc". Please keep in mind that each character may change location twice per day (= a maximum of three different locations) and that day 3.1 and 3.2 are the same day.
- Fighters whose muns aren't interested in the fight/explore option can go straight after the boy, too, if they can ICly justify their character doing that! But there are also chances for Boy encounters in the fight/explore option.
- This post can be used for both network and action threads.
- Keep in mind that returnee characters must have checked in and must request their echoes if they get any.
- Please direct all questions to this thread on the General Invasion Guide
- For the returnee registration, please go here.
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[personal profile] theearth
Who: EVERYONE + Returnees
What: Day 3.1 of the Invasion!
Where: EVERYWHERE
When: ICLy: The 1st of May! OOCly: May 10th to May 15th!
Warnings: Please warn in your subject line if anything that deserves a warning occurs; this includes R-rated things as well as things worthy of a content warning/trigger warning.

The Central info post



Description: For the most part, the activities of day 2 continue. All locations are still under attack; more and more things get destroyed by aliens and defenders (especially the Animals) alike and there are more and more casualties, injured and refugees that are on the run from their homes. In the areas where enemy soldiers managed to get past the numbered and Animals, local militaries and police units are engaged in combat along with trying to provide relief. Inside the echo boundaries, numbered fight and help with evacuations as well as worldwide hectic attempts to create a joint military and political response to the invasion.

The only area that sees a massively worse situation is North America: Having established an inroad to America in Las Vegas, alien troops are quickly gaining the upper hand on the continent, leaving only death and destruction in their way - though their primary goal don't even seem to be humans: The soldiers burn forests and plants and kill all life but with even more determination blow deep holes into the ground and drill deep, fairly wide holes, leaving a complete wasteland behind ...and after a couple of hours of doing so a few very active new or newly awoken volcanoes. Everywhere in Mexico, the USA and increasingly Canada also people are fleeing the combat areas. Streets are overcrowded, airplanes overbooked, ships board whom they can and leave behind many. The wildlife is fleeing as well as fire spreads. Though the native armed forces of the areas that get overrun do their best, they are slowly but surely decimated and forced to retreat, their actions mostly serve to buy the refugees more time.

The alien attacks in Locke City seem to have stopped (and the invaders from Vegas aren't headed for New Jersey), and people have started to move into the city because there are rumours that it will along with the mountain in Vegas soon be the only safe place on the continent - but the lull is false: Shortly after 4pm GMT, attacks on the city will start anew, with renewed force. Faced with this, and having had time to evacuate the area during the lull, Aaron blows up Geoff&Co.'s spaceship. This flattens the houses in the area and bars all who came with it from ever leaving Earth again. It also changes the behaviour of the aliens that came with this ship.
-Geoff will go around and try to charm political leaders worldwide to please negotiate with the invaders: His promise is that they and their people will, if they surrender, receive safe passage to a new place to live in, and that they will be allowed to bring parts of their natural and cultural heritage. What remains of the North and Middle American nations at this point will join talks, desperate to at least buy time. Where ceasefires can be established despite the disparate communication situation, Geoff, alien leaders and human leaders will form conferences. If any character is interested in getting in one of these, they must be a citizen of an involved country.
-For all others, please refer to the threads below.

The numbered will have to combine what knowledge they receive from the aliens and what powers they have, and if they manage to do so, they will be able to get to invaders' boss.

What this day is for: Fighting, but more than that dealing with refugees and destruction and all that follows from that. Also diplomacy. Though the diplomacy both among Earth nations and between those nations and the invaders will mostly be carried out by NPCs, if people want to send their numbered character to chip in, they can contact Kira-mod for an info bundle regarding what will be talked about.


How this works:

- Day 3.1 will have alien encounters in all echo boundaries, yet not go beyond Earth's boundaries yet (this will happen in 3.2). Please NPC these aliens yourself but keep in mind the following: 1. The aliens are strong. They are Darth Vaders, not Stormtroopers, and will give your character trouble. 2. They land in groups of hundred, and like acting as a group to make winning easier on themselves. All aliens in a group have the same one superpower - this power can be pretty much anything, from telepathy through telekinesis to controlling elements, or whatever else you can come up with. 3. If you have any questions, please as them here!
- Day 3.2 will also have encounters with named alien NPCs. Please refer to the starter posts for them regarding whom those encounters are open to.
- Space is now an available echo boundary. Just make sure to not fly too low, you don't want to be at 10% of your echoes mid-air, after all...
- There will be no toplevels on this post. Please start your own threads freely! Please format the subject line like this: "Location(s)/Network | ota/closed/etc". Please keep in mind that each character may change location twice per day (= a maximum of three different locations) and that the moon/space location is still off limits on the 1st Day.
- This post can be used for both network and action threads.
- Keep in mind that returnee characters must have checked in and must request their echoes if they get any.
- Please direct all questions to this thread on the General Invasion Guide
- For the returnee registration, please go here.
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[personal profile] theearth
Who: EVERYONE + Returnees
What: Day 2 of the Invasion!
Where: EVERYWHERE
When: ICLy: The 30th! OOCly: May 5th to May 9th!
Warnings: Please warn in your subject line if anything that deserves a warning occurs; this includes R-rated things as well as things worthy of a content warning/trigger warning.

The Central info post



Description: The first spaceships get through... and strangely enough they land only inside echo boundaries, disappearing somewhere in the Mesosphere and reappearing about ten kilometres above ground. They always operate in exactly the same way: They bomb an area to clear it and then land their spaceship to release roughly a hundred soldiers (they look like humans).

Each group of soldiers is equipped with extremely technically advanced equipment and on top of that has one super power - one could also say that it are all groups of 100 clones of the same person. The super powers range from telekinesis to the control of an element to telepathy and so on, but each soldier only has one. They are stronger than grinches - basically, your character will have trouble with them no matter what their powers are. They are not stormtroopers, they are darth vaders, so to speak. That said, they can be taken down, it will just be hard. A numbered with special talents will find that the troops communicate and will send in an unit that is equipped to handle that specific talent (f.ex: Against a very fast giant, they'll call people who can catch and keep him in place with telekinesis). So no super power works eternally, and they'll have to retreat and do quick surprise attacks on groups that can't hurt them once they've been figured out by the Enemy's troops.

According to what so far has been submitted about numbered battle power, plans and such, the following picture can be painted:

At first, they will land in the areas where the resident Animal was killed or is out of commission: Locke City, Las Vegas and Christmas Island.
Locke City: Due to the fairly high number of numbered defenders, the city will remain in numbered/human hands. It will however suffer heavy destruction. Locke City will be heavily damaged by secure, being entirely defended by numbered and unnumbered humans.
Las Vegas: Due to the in comparison much lower number of numbered defenders, Las Vegas will fall. If numbered decide to turn the mountain and its insides into a fortress, that will hold and be able to shelter pretty much the whole population of Las Vegas and surroundings. The Enemy's troops will slowly start to spread from Las Vegas and conquer the surrounding areas. Las Vegas and Western North America (USA/Mexico) will be destroyed and fallen.
Christmas Island: Due to the low number of defenders, Enemy soldiers will quickly get a hold of the island... until Julien destroys the glass cage over the central Mushroom. As soon as that has happened, the mushroom will put spores into the air that take root in the enemy soldiers' brains and make them fight all further invaders, also following those who have started to cross the ocean to Indonesia and further. Christmas Island & South East Asia will thus be damaged but secure, being entirely defended by the Mushroom.

Once it is clear that Las Vegas is falling, which will be around noon GMT, the Enemy's troops will start to land in areas where the Animal was weakened: Lapland, Santarem, Neuschwanstein, London. In all these areas, the Animal itself will fight, but it will require numbered assistance. Local military and police will help out with fighting enemy soldiers inside and outside of the echo boundaries.
Santarem: The Swarm (literally a swarm of dragonflies) can hold the area, but a couple of troops manage to sneak past them and start to go on a rampage in South America. Local military and the American military that just invaded Brazil itself will cease their hostilities and turn on those new invaders instead. They can for the most part take care of the alien invaders, but there'll be some destruction. South America is damaged but fairly secure.
Lapland: A good number of santas has been killed at the beginning of the year and there are very few numbered there, so while the enemy can be kept at bay, troops still manage to sneak past them (and the horned giant Animal that will rise from the ice to defend the area). Mostly, they wander into Russia, but a few also head down into southern Finland and into Scandinavia. Again, the local militaries will take care of the enemy soldiers fairly well - they mostly aim to capture and not kill, though, so a number of aliens will be in prison around Norway, Sweden and Finland after this. Northern/Eastern Europe is damaged but fairly secure.
Neuschwanstein is in a fairly similar position, with a number of wolpertingers and doppelgängers having died for various reasons or being caught in other echo boundaries/the ghost zone (though all will attempt to return to the Neuschwanstein Area for this. Including those that are ghosts now) and few numbered fighting there. Due to the higher population and country density in the area, there will be more casualties but the surrounding militaries will also manage to contain the danger more quickly. South/Middle Europe is damaged but fairly secure.
London: Cousin Itt will completely take over the underground and parts of the ground - no enemy soldier will manage to leave the area. But that means that the hair can do less about the soldiers that land in the city itself, so they will for the most part be up to numbered to fight - they could of course just give up the whole city, but giving up a capital...? England will be secure, but London itself will be heavily damaged.

In the areas where the Animal remains unharmed, which are Tokyo and the Galapagos Islands, the Animals will be able to take care of the invaders alone, but everything that is there can be damaged in the process. So Tokyo and the Galapagos Islands are secure but damaged, yet the area around them is unharmed

A special area to defend is space. People can decide to assist Jörmungandr with battling the spaceships, but they have to watch out for the serpent so it doesn't trash them in its trashing. At least there are no civilians here?

What this day is for: This day is for fighting, evacuating, helping and organizing. This is the pure battle day, basically; non-combatans have plenty to do with trying to get civilians to safe places, providing medical aid, coordinating things, getting supplies from one echo boundary to the other, getting in trouble... what have you.


How this works:

- Day 2 will have alien encounters. Please NPC these aliens yourself but keep in mind the following: 1. The aliens are strong. They are Darth Vaders, not Stormtroopers, and will give your character trouble. 2. They land in groups of hundred, and like acting as a group to make winning easier on themselves. All aliens in a group have the same one superpower - this power can be pretty much anything, from telepathy through telekinesis to controlling elements, or whatever else you can come up with. 3. If you have any questions, please as them here!
- Space is now an available echo boundary. Just make sure to not fly too low, you don't want to be at 10% of your echoes mid-air, after all...
- There will be no toplevels on this post. Please start your own threads freely! Please format the subject line like this: "Location(s)/Network | ota/closed/etc". Please keep in mind that each character may change location twice per day (= a maximum of three different locations) and that the moon/space location is still off limits on the 1st Day.
- This post can be used for both network and action threads.
- Keep in mind that returnee characters must have checked in and must request their echoes if they get any.
- Please direct all questions to this thread on the General Invasion Guide
- For the returnee registration, please go here.
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[personal profile] theearth
Who: EVERYONE + Returnees
What: Day 1 of the Invasion!
Where: EVERYWHERE
When: ICLy: The 29th! OOCly: April 29th to May 4th
Warnings: Please warn in your subject line if anything that deserves a warning occurs; this includes R-rated things as well as things worthy of a content warning/trigger warning.

The Central info post



Description: A minute after midnight EST, some people around the world who used to be numbered yet have lost their echoes since suddenly have all their pulses returned to them.

At 4pm EST, a child's laughing voice resounds in the air all around the world, remaining for over a minute and staying longer where it gets caught in the echo between buildings, mountains, or other echoing surfaces. Not long after, people in areas where the moon is visible (like those in Europe) will see pink lights on the moon, like a pink aurora borealis from above going all the way around the moon, and then the whole moon changes shape. Literally. It unfolds into a giant serpent that soon can be seen from everywhere around the world as it moves to wrap around the world, tossing and turning head and tail as if trying to hit and bite nasty flies. ...And if someone gets out a telescope, they'll realize that the serpent is doing exactly that: There are tiny spaceships attacking it and trying to pass by it, but for now it is holding up. ....You might maybe rather get to safety than get your telescope out though, because the serpent sometimes smashes down into the earth in its tossing and turning, and while it doesn't hit inhabited areas that still causes tsunamis and earthquakes. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and Erich von Däniken will announce that it's totally aliens!!! SEE THEY CALLED IT. Ancient astronauts that gave the earth culture are coming back to us!

What this day is for: This day is mostly for reconnecting with returnees and dealing with the last wave of plot echoes. It is also for catastrophe relief efforts for areas that are hit by tsunamis or earthquakes. The only echo boundary that will be devastated in this way are the Galapagos Islands. Characters that can fly or have special swimming abilities are especially invited to help with rescuing people and delivering first aid. (Icly, the talks with the first wave aliens also happen here and they will be wrapped up or dropped after the 4th of May. You are still welcome to jump in and talk to an alien!)

How this works:

- Day 1 does not have any alien encounters past those in this log.
- There will be no toplevels on this post. Please start your own threads freely! Please format the subject line like this: "Location(s)/Network | ota/closed/etc". Please keep in mind that each character may change location twice per day (=a maximum of three different locations) and that the moon/space location is still off limits on the 1st Day.
- This post can be used for both network and action threads.
- Keep in mind that returnee characters must have checked in and must request their echoes if they get any.
- Please direct all questions to this thread on the General Invasion Guide
- For the returnee registration, please go here.
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[personal profile] bythewaves
Who: Arnold (and Benedict) and OPEN!
Where: The Benedict Family House in Locke
When: Now, and til... whenever I guess
What: Arnold's doing an art exhibit, and opening it with a massive party. Because that's what you do when you're idle rich, apparently. Numbered get in free but it *is* open to the public. Once the party is done, the main room of the house will remain open until he gets bored and closes it to have an exhibition elsewhere.

He's wanted to do an exhibit ever since he came to Locke, but what with one thing or another... )
espigeonage: (☋Still watching the ocean move)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Who: Julien and OPEN!
Where: Pretty much anywhere.
When: Now up until April 29. Putting the date in the subject line's cool!
What: Come, spend a little of the time you have left with a big white bird.

So fast that it terrifies you/When will you hit the wall?/Are you gonna learn to fly? )

[Video]

Apr. 14th, 2015 05:54 pm
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[personal profile] chalicejoker
[There's Hajime, looking human and not at all like he's in the mood to be trolling people as a giant bug. He should probably get some sleep, even if he claims he doesn't need it anymore. He revealed way more than he ever wanted the public to know in Japan, and now he's got to deal with that on top of remembering a bunch of very unpleasant things at seeing Tokyo a wreck.]

Three things: one, I'm done with the Lord of the Bugmen crap. I'm not taking that form again. Not if I can help it. It's more than just the whole everyone knowing who I am thing, it's...more than that. I guess you could say I know too much about it now. It's...I don't want to say it was ever fun, but it sure as hell just got less appealing. I've got a different armored form to fight with, and I'm going with that instead.

[He runs a hand through his hair and looks worn out.]

Two, so I'm famous now, I guess. People keep bugging me for stuff, they had to shut down the restaurant for a couple days because the media was kind of going nuts. How do you even deal with that? Do you have any idea how many exterminators I've had calling wanting me to do endorsement deals with them? How do famous people do it and not lose their minds? Or tear a paparazzi's arm off? And three...

[He leans forward a bit and actually looks a little anxious.]

This is a long shot, but...does anyone know someone named Kazuma Kenzaki?

[April 3rd]

Apr. 4th, 2015 11:36 pm
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[personal profile] evowhisperer
*It's a video of a man holding a paper sign in one hand, and a tablet with a BBC newsfeed in the other. He's a new face, but an old number: this is the first time he's made anything but a text post on the network at all (doppelganger not included). It's too bad, really; no one has to recognize him to know that the bruises on his nose are recent, but extremely few people will ever realize that he'd once had a goatee that is now gone.*

*He brings the tablet close first, showing that the top article is about one Alicia Kerren. There's a couple of others beside it that are distressingly similar. Next he brings the sign close, and it reads
:*

Has anyone been following the news about this mysterious cancer?
 
I need more information about these cases. I can't be sure until I find out more, but it could be urgent. Does anyone have contacts related to this, or unusually superior hacking skills?

espigeonage: (☋If only I could show you my soul)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Who: Julien, and whomever wants to come along
Where: Christmas Island
What: Let's go look at the biggest mushroom! Probably won't end in cutting it up, but we'll see!
When: March 29 and 6PM Locke time, March 30 6AM on Christmas Island

scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight/but it didn't matter cause they were on foot )
brotimaeus: (98 | Like chik blaow)
[personal profile] brotimaeus
Who: Richard & OPEN
What: Things before endgame
When: 25th & 27th March
Where: All around! See headers.

---

PARTIALLY CLOSED; Tony Sparado | Park | March 25th

Read more... )

(ooc: open to any observers who want to catch him and/or Tony afterwards)

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OPEN; Business District | March 27th

Carefully juggling a cup of coffee, a plastic bag with a few essentials he grabbed from a nearby general store, and a newspaper, Richard's attention had been caught by the news stories scrolling across the display of televisions in an electronic's store about five minutes ago and he was still standing there, watching the ticker bar roll by and reading the subtitles as they flashed up on the screen.

With the situation in Neuschwanstein getting worse (that tower looked like it was going down any day now), the death of Alicia Kerren and the subsequent expulsion of the American ambassador from Brazil didn't offer any better news.

"Well, shit," he muttered to himself, taking a sip of coffee. "World's goin' to hell in a handbasket."

(ooc: any time between the 25th and 27th is also open to anyone wanting to contact him via network or his cell phone o/)
bythewaves: (confession)
[personal profile] bythewaves
Who: Doppel!Arnold, Arnold & Julien & Doppel!Julien............possibly Liam lol
What: Bad movies, ice cream, and possibly hugging. Also dramatic weeping. Because that is what you do.
When: Sometime before statue smashing goes on
Where: The Benedict House

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HeartbreakAndIceCream )
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[personal profile] wastingtime
WHO; Elian Price and YOU!
WHAT; Elian is making full use of his own teleporty-ish powers, as well as trying to just push himself in general to explore newer places. Come travel with him, and/or come across an old man?
WHEN; BACKDATED ALL OVER THIS MONTH BECAUSE THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO GO UP LIKE THREE WEEKS AGO but then RL happened. As usual.
WHERE; All over!

and i would walk five hundred more )

video;

Mar. 23rd, 2015 07:20 pm
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[personal profile] purestambition
[Saretha sits as she often does when addressing the Network. She looks prim. Proper. Subdued and yet fully attentive and with an expression that appears as if she is outright demanding respect, whether or not she gets it, without saying a word.

However. There is a difference.

The camera is pulled back. The shot is wider.

Standing behind her is... also Saretha. Both appear functionally identical, right down to the Kamui worn by them. The only difference is negligible, and yet stark - Saretha's face is impassive, unflinching, while with "Saretha"... she currently wears a decided smirk, with a look in her eyes that foretells a danger all too real and far different from whatever Saretha herself offers.

Saretha, sitting, the real one, is who begins to speak.]


Do not be alarmed. I am not be coerced by my "other" here, and if you know me even remotely you know such a thing would be laughable. I am in no danger from her, not at present.

She--

[The doppelganger clears her throat, side-eyeing Saretha.] We really should make an attempt to distinguish ourselves at this point, my dearest Saretha. Satsuki will do, I think, yes?

[The doppelganger has a look of sick amusement in her eyes, while Saretha's jaw visibly clenches. She shoots a glare, and then continues on.]

She has given me an idea of how her and the other "doubles" have been standing in terms of perspective. Upon your inception, you knew not what you were. Nor did we. This led to a certain... level of misunderstanding about your intentions, I believe. Or yours about ours. Yet, between what they have experienced earlier in this month, and what Young said the other day... not to mention when I met her in January... and what Dr. Smith proposed to us before his Numbers stopped responding...

I was already reaching a state of clarity about what we are facing.

All... [Hn.] Satsuki here has done is verify that.

[The double smirks. Saretha gives her a look as if threatening to slit her throat.]

The initial monster, the snake, only woke upon the interference of the first alien. "Tiny." But... to what purpose? To what end? That alien obviously knew why. The way Young spoke before, these creatures are not things that were suddenly transplanted here. No, they have most assuredly been sleeping. Waiting.

The pink lights. The echo boundaries that result. The monsters, and their "offspring" - be it the snake's scales, our doubles, the Santas and Grinces... US. The way Young spoke of everything, of our souls, their souls, and everything that ties them together... All of us are connected, and not necessarily by way of the aliens.

Yet, Young seemed rather surprised we have not hunted down these doubles to kill them. Or perhaps she was disappointed that we instead stopped the Santas and Grinches in their goal to defrost whatever lay under Lapland.

Or maybe... both.

We know Benwick has been manipulating us. I know now why I trusted him where I trusted no one else in the world. It was very fortuitous that they set Young before us to speak, because that has opened my mind rather profoundly.

Tiny did not waken the snake to destroy us. Not then. No, the snake beneath Locke City, the shellfish in Las Vegas... those were never their weapons against us.

On the contrary, Young spoke very much - especially during the meeting with the Secretary of Defense, Lazarus, Shou, Benwick, and msyelf - as if they were beings to be destroyed. Aliens invading our planet, our Earth, that we know have been manipulating us. Manipulating the world, as is evident by Benwick's constant presence in the political limelight. Yet they... want us to destroy these creatures?

Tiny was no rebel.

Neither the monsters, nor their offspring, are our true opponents.

The aliens have been making us do their dirty work all along, setting us into a position where we would take out forces that could withstand untold damage. That could obliterate entire armies if roused.

We and our doubles share a common foe. And, I think, especially after everything that Young has said...

So do those monsters.
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[personal profile] wingsister
[The image on the screen ripples, almost as if whoever is using it is interfacing with the Network via a reflection in water. A white (grey?) horse is looking down and although she doesn't open her mouth, one can still hear the voice of a middle-aged woman. Specifically, a bossy, maiden auntly sort of woman.]

:Attention: my rider is missing. He's a young human who answers to the name of Shou and unfortunately, I was back to being a normal horse when last I saw him, so if he told me where he was going, I wasn't able to understand him.:

[The horse sighs.]

:This is awkward to admit, but I seem to have spent what felt like a long time not being able to think properly or communicate. If anyone could fill me in as to what I have missed, I would be very much obliged.:

[Voice]

Mar. 15th, 2015 09:08 am
espigeonage: (☍But I've got nothing to say)
[personal profile] espigeonage
[before the Santarem lights]

Christmas Island is so humid. It's nice though, not too hot...

Anyway. Guys, you know stuff's going on here, right? People've been going into sort of fits and wrecking their stuff. It's got so bad the military's come in to start locking them up. And I keep seeing mushrooms everywhere. I'm told they're new. They're bigger the farther I go over the jungle, I've seen them as big as my head.

The sigil to get here on the teleporter is a mushroom. Think this could be bad?
bythewaves: (light)
[personal profile] bythewaves
[ Arnold looks thoughtful, and Benedict his dopple can be seen huddled in an emo corner behind him ]

Hey... network. Your echoes, or pulses, or whatever... do they... normally make sense? Because all of mine seem... I dunno. Very disjointed. This most recent one is like... just a poem! Or something. A very, very depressing one.

[ And then there's a glow on the screen and he looks down, stares, and screeches, flailing, and a glowing rock goes sailing across the room as he tips backwards off his chair to land on the floor. Benedict jumps to his feet with a startled yelp spinning and brandishing a letter opener in his hand before blinking in confusion ]

Arnold?

'M fine.

[Video]

Mar. 7th, 2015 01:56 am
espigeonage: (ЖWill come from dark and carry me away)
[personal profile] espigeonage
[Julien's talked to the media and some of the public since changing, but he doesn't want to show his face on the Network. So the feed is of a made bed.]

People are making money off my image. Look at this! This was at Hot Topic! [A pair of long pink toe socks, still attached to the cardboard hook that had held them to the rack, are flung onto the bed. The toe tips are white and the legs are patterned with big dark pink 'scales'.]

It doesn't have a thing to do with this not-me over by the castle. He hates technology and doesn't like to talk to people, and apparently this is because things like this are selling huge over the Internet! And have been! For months. There is a whole website claiming it's official. They're hucking hoodies now and cuddly toys. I should sue. I should make them give me a cut. I should do something about the pigeon breeders trying to work out my 'conformation' and emailing me about my measurements.


I need a drink.
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[personal profile] thebalrogslayer
 [Gabriel's flat is in unusual disarray, a bag out on the bed which he's shoving clothes into, half out of sight of the camera.  He continues packing as he speaks, short and terse, unusually dishevelled and obviously anxious.]

London lit up.  I have to go home.  My parents are there.  [And, for those who don't remember how old Gabriel really is, his parents are in their early 80s.]

If anyone needs somewhere to stay, I might be able to set you onto somewhere.  Let me know.

[And that's that; he cuts the feed.  Replies will come later and from a very different place: the flat above his parent's house in London.]
disdainfully: (Default)
[personal profile] disdainfully
Who: Thorir and assorted people
What: Wrapping up some CR plotlines
When: February
Where: Various
Warnings: TBA
bythewaves: (DJ M)
[personal profile] bythewaves
[ Have a late fourties man with messy dark hair and a nice suit ]

Ah... is this working now? Oh! Hello! Yes! Nice to meet you all! I'm Arnold, Arnold Benedict. Some of you may know my son Liam! Thank you for looking after him, all this time. Just thought I'd... say hi, as it were! I'm gonna be in the area for a while, and it turns out I'm Numbered too, so... yes! Hello!

[ He looks thoughtful ] There was something else... Oh! Yes, folk in the Art Community might recognise me - Benedict Galleries, is, indeed, run by me. We're always looking around for new pieces to show, and I'm hoping to do an exhibition around here too, one day. So! Any budding artists, I'd be glad to chat! I can be reached on this number - [ Have a neat business card with his details ] and if you see me around, don't be shy! I'd love to say hi.

[ And with a wave he disconnects ]

But if you meet him on the street, you would not recognise him )
lovesickkiller: (Smug betch)
[personal profile] lovesickkiller
Who: Misa Amane and you OR Doppel!Misa and you! Specify in subject which you want.
What: Misa goes to the castle to investigate a sudden personality switch/doppelganger phenomena. Doppel!Misa, meanwhile, skulks about the castle grounds trying to avoid conversation and find something interesting to do. Doppel!Misa can also be found in Vegas.
Where: Neuschwanstein, Las Vegas
When: February 10th for Misa, February 10-15 for Doppel!Misa.
Warnings: None yet.

Choose your adventure style )
elfstoned: (it seems like one of those nights)
[personal profile] elfstoned
[VOICE]

This is Dr. Aaron Strider. I'd like to formally announce that LSR Clinic will be closing for good as soon as I can get the paperwork in. It shouldn't take more than a month or so, and the other doctor there will see you if you have any emergencies.

[The eyeroll is audible. Also, his voice sounds...younger. Definitely younger.]

I'm also withdrawing from Number-related activities. It's been very nice working with all of you, but Locke City isn't where I need to be. I'm reenlisting as soon as I can.



[ACTION]

Who: DouchebagDouble!Aaron and you in either Neuschwanstein or Locke | bonus: prompt for Aaron himself
What: D!Aaron is trying to enlist but having a hard time getting them to believe his identification isn't fake. He's also less than pleased about having to go back through the teleporter every night. Original!Aaron is just going running.
Where: Locke City army recruitment center OR Neuschwanstein Castle for the copy; all over Locke for Aaron himself
When: Over the course of this week! Any time of day for D!Aaron, morning for original-flavor.
Warnings: He's going to be a real jerk. There's a very real risk of classism and macho pro-Army propaganda. Also, thanks to a recent Echo the real Aaron hasn't told anyone about, he's been de-aged to about 25. So there's that. Also, prose and action are both fine! Specify which Aaron and which location you want in your subject line.

D!Aaron -- Locke City )

D!Aaron -- Neuschwanstein )

Original!Aaron -- Locke City )
elfstoned: (you're from a whole 'nother world)
[personal profile] elfstoned
This is Aaron Strider. Some of you know me, and some of you who do know that I had a number that disappeared over a year ago. It's back.

I've caught up some on what's been happening with the new locations, the new animals, and the kidnapping - don't think I didn't see that, Toushirou. It's something I never thought I'd ask for a year ago, but if anyone's been updating Emmanuel's new-number guide or has put together one of their own, I'd appreciate a glance at that all the same.

Now, with my pulses back, I have a talent that I didn't put to its best use in 2013. I may be able to use it to pinpoint where the underground animals are, to find them while they're still dormant. I'm willing to do that for the new locations. Maybe the areas can be evacuated.

[Thank god this is text. To be completely honest, those animals scare him shitless, but over text, no one can tell.]

I have another question.

Has anyone else noticed physical effects from using the teleporter?
espigeonage: (☍Hoping you will be the man)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Who: Julien and OPEN
What: Morose giant bird lets himself be approached.
Where: Various non-crowded places in Locke, Vegas, and Neuschwainstein; in the air, in parks, in large yards. Your character may have gotten in contact with him and arranged to meet, or just encountered him.
When: Vague points in the last few days of January.

In a world on its way to getting better? )
espigeonage: (☊Watching the ships roll in)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Who: Thorir, Aaron, Julien
What: Let's find the prodigal pigeon and haul him back home
Where: Within the Neuschwanstein boundary; a mountainous place without that many people
When: This weekend

Maybe when you're high you will see/You've gotta come on home to me )

[Video]

Jan. 10th, 2015 11:33 am
espigeonage: (☀You're so weak)
[personal profile] espigeonage
[The view is from the floor, of the ceiling of Julien's room in the hotel, which has a poem taped to it. You can hear the sound of his very deep breathing, noisier and more labored than usual.]

I can't get up. There was a pulse - something's gonna - [A white wing is briefly visible, flapping. It's another moment before he says anything.]

It hurts.
stefanged: ([phone] thinking)
[personal profile] stefanged
[Stefan's sitting on the floor of the local library this time, his cell phone positioned so the feed shows him and the mug of tea he's been holding in his hands. If he looks weary, it's because he is.]

Has anyone else been teleporting to weird places lately? I'm not talking about the teleporter, even if that's still pretty surreal. [He pauses for a second, trying to figure out how to best say this...] I don't know if this was a side effect of coming back from Boston, or just our Echoes acting up, but I really hadn't planned on ending up here.

I mean, the library's great, but I think they've locked me in for the night.

[The feed hastily switches over, revealing that Stefan isn't alone - there's a brunette, roughly sixteen years old, sitting beside him with her own mug of tea. She hastily waves at the camera too.] Hey, they've locked me in too! Steffie, don't forget to mention you're not alone here.

[Stefan can't help rolling his eyes as he brings the camera back towards him.] Right, sorry. Is... anyone good with picking locks? Because we're kind of at a loss here.

[ooc: While this is mostly a Stefan post, his kid sister Olette is temporarily Numbered and thus able to respond to comments as [personal profile] suriyan. If you could, please specify which Alesci kid you want (or if you want both kids) when you reply?]
theearth: (Default)
[personal profile] theearth
Who: EVERYONE including visitors
What: This is the second general post for the fourth wall. This post is for network posts/conversations, logs and every other possible interaction, and visitors can top-level.
When: 3rd and 4th of January
Where: Everywhere inside the five echo boundaries.
Warnings: Please warn in the subject line of your threads if anything comes up!

Fourth Wall OOC information! As a reminder: Visitors may tag all posts tagged "-fourth wall" that are posted on [community profile] savetheearth.

Special things happening on the 3rd and 4th:
- 3rd, Lapland: There's a snowmobile race north of Rovaniemi and someone that totally isn't an alien, why would you think so signed up a good number of people that all happen to have numbers. One of them is you, which you learn through receiving your participant data through mail/letter/text/whatever applies. Will you take up the challenge?
- 4th, all locations: Something is off. Numbered will find themselves teleported to random places within the echo boundaries - perhaps you are now in the middle of dark, snowy Lapland, or in the heat of the Australian jungle? In a casino in Las Vegas or a castle in Germany? Or in your friend's shower in Locke?

Prior "-fourth wall" posts:
First general post
Winter's post
theearth: (Default)
[personal profile] theearth
Who: EVERYONE including visitors
What: This is the first general post for the fourth wall. This post is for network posts/conversations, logs and every other possible interaction, and visitors can top-level.
When: 2nd of January
Where: Everywhere inside the five echo boundaries.
Warnings: Please warn in the subject line of your threads if anything comes up!

Fourth Wall OOC information! As a reminder: Visitors may tag all posts tagged "-fourth wall" that are posted on [community profile] savetheearth.

Special things happening today: A sudden surge in Vermini and Vermedi activity! Some of them are aggressive towards the numbered and will attack, but some seem rather interested in herding or baiting people with numbers towards other people with numbers... They clearly want as many numbered as possible to be together or at least not be alone today.
arrowpoint: (➹ tiria)
[personal profile] arrowpoint
[Today Liam is sporting an organic, knit green point hat with a bell at the end.]

Okay guys, I leave to head home in a few hours, so I'll be losing the ears. Go ahead and get the Elf jokes out of your system.

[Liam gestures with open arms, and feigns bracing himself for the impact with a deep breath.]

...Lay it on me.

[CLOSED]

Dec. 22nd, 2014 10:26 pm
gobybessie: (→73)
[personal profile] gobybessie
Who: John Smith and Julien Sakazaki
What: Medical check-up
When: Backdated to November 17 /cough
Where: Neuschwanstein, Hotel Lilie

idk )

[Video]

Dec. 20th, 2014 04:38 pm
espigeonage: (💘Today's the day it gets better)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Network! Happy holidays, or if you don't celebrate 'em, I hope your winter's going well. A few things.

First, how many of us are living in the Germany-Austria area? Or visiting very regularly? Are here for more than a day in a given week, like.

Second, the mayor of Fussen talked to me about rumors of ghosts in that one castle you can see not far from the teleporting site, Neuschwanstein. She wants some Numbered to look into it, and good news is she's willing to pay. I don't know if these are the same as the Locke ghosts or more dangerous, but we really should check it out.

Finally, if you don't mind: what is the most pointless, silly pulse you've ever had? I thought bonfire cult rites was mine, but then it turned into how my feathers smell when they're burning.

[Video]

Dec. 17th, 2014 07:09 pm
radiantchicken: (expressions you can get)
[personal profile] radiantchicken
[The video feed opens, and there's Torin with a large blue and yellow parrot perched on his shoulder. The parrot's busily preening the side of Torin's head, and Torin doesn't seem to mind.]

I believe it might be a bit redundant at this point to warn you all to be careful in these dangerous days. It's a pity, what with the holiday season. It's my understanding that this time of year is very important, idealized times...at least, that's what all the movies I'm seeing on TV lately are saying. At any rate, I do like the sentiment--and the bright lights that accompany it.

In the interest of doing something productive with my free time, and, perhaps, that sentimental aspect of the season, I've started taking in abandoned parrots who need good homes. I'd like to ask that anyone who learns of such a parrot to inform me, and I will do my best to ensure that they're taken care of.

The three I have already will be coming along with me to roost at Espresso Yourself while I'm working. They should liven up the place a bit. Especially Pedro.

[As if on cue, somewhere off-camera, a parrot starts shrieking "REDRUM! REDRUM!" Torin sighs and reaches off-camera, and when his hand's back in the shot, there's a grey parrot perched on it.]

Pedro's old owner was a fan of horror movies, apparently. I've been trying to expose him to other things, but it seems The Shining is still his favorite.

[At the sound of the movie title, Pedro starts squawking at Torin, and he doesn't show any sign of quieting down, until Torin starts squawking right back at him. Torin chuckles once the bird settles down.]

They're well-mannered enough if you know how to handle them. It's a shame they were abandoned, but they're in good hands now.

[Closed]

Dec. 15th, 2014 05:46 pm
espigeonage: (🎇begging to tear down the dawn)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Who: Julien, Gabriel, and Liam
Where: Germany, some woodsy mountainous campsite
When: Dec 15
What: Julien's preincarnation led a bonfire cult once. How better to poke at that echo than by hanging out roasting marshmallows?

Sacrificial bonfire must burn/Burn up the old/Bring in the new )

[Closed]

Dec. 15th, 2014 02:50 pm
espigeonage: (👓Sometimes when you're on)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Who: Isabela and Julien
Where: Wherever the Thorssons are getting together for Christmas - probably the mountain.
When: Forwards-dated, December 25. I'm counting on this game to do nothing completely and utterly shattering before then!
What: Making up is hard to do

And you got what the whole world wants/So strap that armor tighter on/Double on down like it's gonna make you free )

[Closed]

Dec. 13th, 2014 11:25 pm
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[personal profile] fussenmayor
Who: Mayor Kaufmann and Julien Sakazaki
What: Looking for some answers and perhaps a little help, Kaufmann contacts Julien and asks to meet.
When: TBD
Where: Füssen, The Mayor's office

[When the time comes for Julien to arrive, the Mayor makes sure she has pulled back some furniture to allow for some room for his wings. If she wanted to have a productive conversation with one of the numbered it wouldn't do to have him be uncomfortable.

Considering all that she had heard in the news about Locke, and the more local issues, it was a good time to investigate if there was going to be any potential problems, and take certain precautions.]

Voice

Dec. 12th, 2014 06:24 pm
moreweaponsthanyou: (Oh no!)
[personal profile] moreweaponsthanyou
[Fil's voice sounds tired; it's been a long week for him, especially with the mafia attack. And then there as the personal news he's announcing now.]

Okay, this is late about a week but I figured most people was occupied with mafia stuff I didn't want to bring it up.

I'm sorry to say that my cousin Killian is no longer among the Numbered. He's going to stay permanently in Vegas and he still knows about us but his actual echoes are gone.

If you're his friend I'm sure he won't mind a few people dropping by occasionally.

So...yeah....

video

Dec. 5th, 2014 12:39 pm
disdainfully: (look)
[personal profile] disdainfully
[In Thorir's background, one can see what looks half like a tunnel, half like a normal street with houses on either side, many adorned with geometrical patterns. They are lit by lamps that just seem a bit out of place, hanging under the roof of the street like streetlamps, and a few houses on the street have signs on the door or otherwise look lived-in. It's all very clean and well-kept, though empty.]

As some of you know, there is a numbered colony inside the mountain that has risen under Las Vegas. The entrance is hidden, and we want to keep it that way so that it can remain a safe place for those numbered that don't want to leave America. Everyone is welcome to claim a house or room, there are plenty. A lot of the mountain isn't yet explored and might be unsafe, but there seem to be no monsters hiding in it like in the catacombs in Locke City, and the area that has electricity, wi-fi and mobile signal is safe. We also have running water.

...We'll just have to hope that they don't dig too deeply while building all the things on the mountain.

[He pauses to make it clear that he's changing the topic - it's also announced by his factual manner gaining a dangerous glint.]

I will be participating in the attack on the Mafia. I already talked to Hjalti and he's coming with me. If anyone else from Vegas wants to join us, we'll go to Locke a few hours early so he can pick up some weapons at my store.

That said, if anyone needs firearms, a sword, and axe or daggers for this, contact me and I will set you up with it.

[Video]

Dec. 2nd, 2014 12:10 am
espigeonage: (🏃our heads in the air)
[personal profile] espigeonage
Network, suil.

[Julien sounds tired. The camera shows two smallish gray animals in a large dog crate. They have combined traits of cygnets and puppies but are clearly neither. One is basically doglike, though it has four webbed feet, barely any tail, and its teeth, showing as it gnaws jerky, are black beakstuff. The other creature resembles some kind of griffin, though it's downy and baby-looking now. Both are clearly wary, both are thin and have dirty fur and feathers.]

I managed to trap these two things. Their parents are dead, and they pretty obviously won't make it out on their own, but I think they should tame. They got relaxed enough around me to catch, anyway. But, I don't really want to keep them. Anyone interested? I think I have something lined up if not.

[He swings the camera around to face himself and smiles.]

Careful. I'm pretty sure the first time you get anywhere near something like this, it gets you a pulse.